Empowering More Job Seekers to Negotiate with Confidence

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January 26, 2023
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When we set out to build Teal, we wanted to help level the playing field for job seekers—to give consumers access to the tools and resources they need to grow their careers on their own terms.

To date, our purpose-built tools have successfully supported more than 110,000 job seekers through their search process: sourcing and saving roles; identifying key skills; tracking job applications, companies of interest, and networking contacts; and building tailored resumes.

In 2023, we want to take that support a step further and empower job seekers to maximize their compensation and negotiate their salary with confidence—which is why we’re excited to announce that Teal has acquired Riva, a platform offering negotiation coaching and resources for job seekers.

Riva’s mission is fundamentally aligned with ours: to level the playing field for job seekers by giving people of all backgrounds the tools and resources they need to ask for more from their employers—and get it. Since 2018, they’ve helped more than 5,000 people successfully negotiate for the compensation and opportunities they deserve.

Purchasing Riva allows us to integrate Harvard-backed negotiation expertise and tried and tested best practices into our existing career resources, giving job seekers the best possible chance of success in today's competitive job market. We’re thankful to Riva CEO Ben Cook and co-founders and advisors David Lax and Stephanie Young for their hard work launching and growing Riva these past few years, and we look forward to building upon that strong foundation to create an even more robust resource for job seekers.

Though we’ll be incorporating Riva’s IP, technology and methodologies directly into Teal’s site and platform, we won’t be offering negotiation coaching services directly. For that, we highly recommend Rora or Levels.FYI.

You can learn more about Riva in Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does integrating Riva's negotiation coaching into the Teal Career Hub benefit job seekers?

Integrating Riva's expertise provides job seekers with tailored negotiation strategies and resources directly within the Teal Career Hub. This empowers them with the knowledge and confidence to effectively negotiate job offers, ensuring they secure better compensation and benefits aligned with their value in the job market.

What specific negotiation resources can job seekers expect to find in the Teal Career Hub?

Job seekers will have access to a suite of negotiation tools including personalized coaching sessions, salary data comparisons, script templates for negotiation conversations, and educational content that covers the nuances of negotiating various aspects of a job offer, such as base salary, bonuses, and flexible work arrangements.

Can beginners with no negotiation experience benefit from the Teal Career Hub's new features?

Absolutely. The Teal Career Hub is designed to cater to individuals at all levels of negotiation proficiency. Beginners will find step-by-step guides and practice scenarios that build foundational skills, while more experienced negotiators can refine their techniques with advanced strategies and personalized feedback from coaches.

Dave Fano

Founder and CEO of Teal, Dave is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience building products & services to help people leverage technology and achieve more with less.

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